Planning education research in South Africa 2018



This dataset was gathered primarily in the first quarter of 2018 with planning professionals and planning educators in South Africa. The purpose of the project was to assess the changing needs within planning education as South Africa has evolved over the last 20 years to determine whether planning education is fit for purpose in its current configuration. The data demonstrates a high level of confidence by participants in the fundamentals of planning education but that there were still considerable issues to tackle in terms of planning for informality and drawing on theoretical perspectives that have greater relevance for the Global South. Included in this dataset is an (anonymised) small survey that was undertaken with planning practitioners in South Africa in 2017 examining their attitudes toward the profession and its future in the country. The survey was sent to practitioners identified via membership of the South African Council for Planners (SACPLAN) the body for professional acreditation for planners in South Africa.
Date made available10 Jul 2020
PublisherUK Data Service
Date of data production1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2018

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